Orioles Adley Rutschman Makes History With Monster Opening Day Performance

No jitters for Baltimore Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman on his first Opening Day.

Rutschman went 5-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs, helping the Orioles secure a 10-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

This made him the first player since 1937 to achieve a 5-for-5 or better performance with a home run on Opening Day and the first catcher to have five hits on Opening Day since at least 1900.

Rutschman's showed off his impressive offensive ability during spring training, where he recorded a remarkable 1.015 OPS in 50 plate appearances.

The 25-year-old catcher has established himself as one of the best offensive players in his position in baseball, and fans have high hopes for him, as he represents the team's future along with other talented young players like infielder Gunnar Henderson, pitcher Grayson Rodriguez, and shortstop Jackson Holliday.

With his extreme talent and success, Rutschman is already looking poised to take the next step and become one of the best catchers in baseball.

As a rookie, Rutschman posted a .254 batting average, with 13 home runs, 42 RBIs and a .806 OPS. Photo Credit: Mike Lang / USA TODAY NETWORK